It was on the eve of the CVA hearing to see if a major creditor, UBIG, would accept the proposal put forward by administrator Bryan Jackson.
I asked if the answer from Lithuania was 'no', what would happen to Hearts?
The reply I got was: "Then it's all over".
You didn't need to be a business expert to work out what that meant.
Yes you read that right.
From hurtling towards an inevitable relegation and on the brink of being liquidated, Hearts have bounced back to find themselves top of the pile.
Of course, it is way too early to start making rash claims about going on to win the darn thing - Celtic have been very active in the transfer market by pipping a certain lower tier club in signing a promising young midfielder and Aberdeen do have a game in hand.
Not to mention the small matter of being top only worth something should you still there after 38 games.
But I'm sure only Hibs fans would begrudge the Jambos a brief moment of feeling 'quite pleased' with themselves.
As we know, Jackson did manage to persuade the Lithuanians to accept the CVA proposal and thus stave off the same fate that befell Rangers when their own CVA meeting in 2012 went badly and liquidated that club.
Sure Hearts, like Rangers 2012, could have started their own 'newco' but as has been seen with the Glasgow entity, starting from the lowest rung, only having an affiliate membership of the Scottish Football Association and a lengthy signing embargo would have been more trouble than it was worth.
So the relegation that they went through - largely due to the (deserved) 15-point deduction for going into administration in the first place - was taken by supporters as a case of 'having to lose a finger to save a hand'.
With survival as a club in place, and its proud history still in tact, a lot of work had to be done.
After all, Ann Budge, once the handover from the administrators had been completed, remarked on the surprise she got when it became evident as to how badly the Romanov boys (Vladimir and his plonker son Rodney... sorry, Roman) had run the club.
Moves were put in place to turn things around but even Budge herself must be surprised as to how quickly this has happened.
Particularly when you bear in mind that when she took over, she had said that the new board had budgeted for two seasons in Scottish football's second tier.
Now they find themselves top of the league.
For Jambos of a certain age, there is a hint of familiarity to this.
After flirting with going out of business in the early 1980s, Hearts won promotion to the Premier League and won the first five games to go top of the league.
The rest of the league soon realised that this side would not be the easy touch of previous seasons and began to work out how to play them.
Although they would only win another five games during the rest of that campaign, the 16 that they drew helped them secure the final European spot that the league had on offer (for the record, they lost 10 games that season).
One suspects that this time around the current crop will win a lot more than they'll draw (or lose for that matter).
The win against Motherwell on Wednesday night, which secured top spot following Celtic's surprise draw at Kilmarnock, was a very assured display.
Robbie Neilson had made a handful of changes to rest players who have still to reach full-match fitness at this early stage and he would have been pleased to see that he has strength in depth.
Gavin Reilly showed why Hearts had been keeping a close eye on his form for Queen of the South last season while Igor Rossi and Juwon Oshinawa continued to show why they had also been targeted over the summer.
Last season's 'old guard' gave encouraging signs that they are not resting on the previous campaign's achievement.
Although he didn't score, Osman Sow led the line well and was a constant headache for the Motherwell defence.
Billy King, who some had been wondering if he was finding himself low in the pecking order behind Jamie Walker and Sam Nicholson in the attacking midfield slots, rewarded Neilson's faith in him by throwing down a challenge to his team-mates with a fine performance (capped off with a goal) of his own.
Special mention for Mongaro Gomis who seemed to pop up on every blade of grass and pulled the strings to such an extent that Motherwell were constantly on the backfoot.
Changed days from March 2013 when Hearts were facing the prospect of being relegated by their arch-enemies Hibs.
That didn't happen as a derby victory not only put that fate back by a couple of weeks but also played a contributory role in taking the Leith side down to the second tier with them.
Come this weekend's game at Ross County, Hearts may still be top of the league or they could well be overtaken by one of Celtic and Aberdeen - or even both.
If the latter scenario is played out, there will be disappointment but a smile will be allowed when memories of where the club were two seasons ago remind them of how far Hearts have come.
But should top spot still be covered in maroon come full-time at Dingwall, it might not hurt Neilson & Co. to see if they can prolong that state of affairs for another week at least.